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International Cultural Studies-Minor Requirements

24 Semester Hours Min.
Required Courses (12 SH)
ENGL 330 Contemporary World Literature GEOG 202 World Regions or HSTY 233
Civilizations of Europe and Latin America
Minimum of 6 SH of foreign language completed prior to study abroad.
Additional courses to be selected from the following:
ART 305 History of Art before 1500 ENGL 354 World Mythology
ART 306 History of Art since 1500 HSTY 430 Revolution in the Modern World
COMM 311 Intercultural Communication PLSC 203 World Politics
ENGL 340 World Literature in Translations:
The Ancient World to 1400
RELG 208

World Religions

ENGL 344 World Literature in Translations:
GPS 200

Seminar for Global Pfeiffer Studies

Up to 12 semester hours may be earned through approved study abroad programs excluding TRIP. Up to 6 hours of these 12 hours may be additional foreign language hours. It is strongly recommended that students participate in the Pfeiffer International Living Experience Program (UNIV 210) and join the International Students Association. It is also recommended that they become involved in the Pfeiffer Microfinance Club and the Pfeiffer International Business Club.

International Cultural Studies

(Under Review)

InterculturalThe International Cultural Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary perspective on world culture. The study of the literature, art and religion of diverse societies forms the core of the program. The program will provide students with the basis to understand and appreciate the cultural heritage of people from many world regions. The study of a foreign language is recommended for students pursuing the International Cultural Studies minor. International travel is also encouraged.


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Alumni Profiles

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Zachary McMichael, Raleigh, N.C., who will attend Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo., on full scholarship to study patent law. Zach, a competitive swimmer, chemistry major and Milton Rose Scholar, was introduced to St. Louis last summer during a paid internship with agricultural and biotechnology leader Monsanto, where he will work again this summer before classes begin. Committed to living in St. Louis for at least three years while he completes his studies, Zach will move there with his fianceé Ashley Zeek, profiled below.

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Ashley Zeek, Anthem, Ariz., will teach high school biology  in St. Louis, Mo., for Teach For America, the national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public school districts. A biology/chemistry major and basketball player who spent summer 2011 conducting research in Madagascar through Pfeiffer's biology department, Ashley will fulfill her teaching commitment before applying to and completing medical school.

Meet Our Faculty


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Dr. Dane K. Fisher
Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Luke Dollar
Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Mark McCallum
Interim Dean, Division of Arts and Science

Chemistry & Physics
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Dr. Miranda Beam
Assist. Professor, Chemistry
(704) 463-3311

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Deborah Burris
Asst. Professor, Communication
Dr. Shaun Cashman
Asst. Professor, Communication

Criminal Justice  
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Dennis Souther
Visiting Professor, Criminal Justice


History & Political Science
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Chair, History & Political Science

Dr. Juanita Kruse
Professor, History

Dr. Tom Hyde
Professor, Political Science

Human Services
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Dr. Aimee Bellmore
Assistant Professor of Human Services

Language & Literature
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Dr. David Heckel
Professor, English
Executive Director, Confucius Institute

Ashley Oliphant
Assistant Professor, English Department
Faculty Fellow, Francis Center for Servant Leadership



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Dr. Ying Yaemsiri-King
Chair, Mathematics Department
Ross Braymer
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Music and Fine Arts  
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Joshua Cross
Associate Professor of Art

Joseph Judge
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Choral & Vocal Music

Steve Harrill
Assistant Professor of Music, Vocal

Psychology Department  
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Dr. Don Poe
Professor, Psychology
Dr. Rosalie Kern
Assoc. Professor, Psychology


 Religion & Practical Theology   
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Dr. Patty Meyers
Professor, Christian Education
Dr. Doug Hume
Associate Professor of Religion
Chair, Religion & Practical Theology

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Dr. Kevin Taylor
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion



Milton Rose Alumni

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Jacob Parks
Salisbury, NC

Melissa Peacock '10
Biloxi, MS
Tyler Turner
Shelby, NC